Smart Grid Security: Innovative Solutions for a Modernized Grid

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The Smart Grid security ecosystem is complex and multi-disciplinary, and relatively under-researched compared to the traditional information and network security disciplines. While the Smart Grid has provided increased efficiencies in monitoring power usage, directing power supplies to serve peak power needs and improving efficiency of power delivery, the Smart Grid has also opened the way for information security breaches and other types of security breaches. Potential threats range from meter manipulation to directed, high-impact attacks on critical infrastructure that could bring down regional or national power grids. It is essential that security measures are put in place to ensure that the Smart Grid does not succumb to these threats and to safeguard this critical infrastructure at all times.

Dr. Florian Skopik is one of the leading researchers in Smart Grid security, having organized and led research consortia and panel discussions in this field. Smart Grid Security will provide the first truly holistic view of leading edge Smart Grid security research. This book does not focus on vendor-specific solutions, instead providing a complete presentation of forward-looking research in all areas of Smart Grid security. The book will enable practitioners to learn about upcoming trends, scientists to share new directions in research, and government and industry decision-makers to prepare for major strategic decisions regarding implementation of Smart Grid technology.
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Raspberry Pi Super Cluster

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A cluster is a type of parallel/distributed processing system which consists of a collection of interconnected stand-alone computers cooperatively working together. Using Raspberry Pi computers, you can build a two-node parallel computing cluster which enhances performance and availability.
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Cybersecurity for Beginners

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This book provides an easy insight into the essentials of cybersecurity, even if you have a non-technical background. You may be a business person keen to understand this important subject area or an information security specialist looking to update your knowledge. 'The world has changed more in the past 10 years than in any 10 year period in human history. . . Technology is no longer a peripheral servant, it shapes our daily lives. Companies that can use technology wisely and well are booming, companies that make bad or no technology choices collapse and disappear. The cloud, smart devices and the ability to connect almost any object to the internet are an essential landscape to use but are also fraught with new risks and dangers of a magnitude never seen before.' Also featuring an alphabetical section at the back of the book to help you translate many of the main cybersecurity technical terms into plain, non-technical English.

Debugging with Fiddler: The complete reference from the creator of the Fiddler Web Debugger

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Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy platform that monitors and modifies web traffic. This freeware tool enables developers, testers, and enthusiasts to inspect traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler includes powerful event-based scripting, and can be extended using any .NET language. FiddlerCore, the core proxy engine underlying Fiddler, is available to integrate into any .NET application. In this book, you'll learn to fully exploit the power of Fiddler to debug traffic from virtually any web-related application, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and thousands more. You'll see how to debug HTTPS traffic, and use Fiddler with popular devices like iPhone/iPod/iPad, Windows Phone, and others. After exploring the hundreds of built-in features, you'll learn to extend Fiddler using the FiddlerScript engine or build your own applications atop the FiddlerCore class library.

Cyber Attack Threat Trends: Stuxnet

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An examination of cyber attack threat trends including Stuxnet. With background on advanced persistent threats, cyber electronic warfare, cyber security standards, cyber-attacks, cyberterrorism, Operation High Roller, Operation Merlin, Operation Olympic Games, Siberian pipeline sabotage, Tailored Access Operations, and vulnerability of nuclear plants to attack.